Warwick East Sate School Special Education Program students Lyessa Utz, Maddie Wilson, Riley Suey and Cody Bergemann accept a new book from QCWA Condamine Valley-Warwick member Michele Slater.
Warwick East Sate School Special Education Program students Lyessa Utz, Maddie Wilson, Riley Suey and Cody Bergemann accept a new book from QCWA Condamine Valley-Warwick member Michele Slater. Linden Morris

Ladies bring joy of reading

ANZAC Day is a not only a reminder of Australian military history but also of our right to an education and in turn our ability to read.

For generations children all across Australia have been given this chance and to honour it the Queensland Country Women's Association (QCWA) Condamine Valley-Warwick branch donated a book to the Warwick East State School Special Education Program.

QCWA Condamine Valley-Warwick member Michele Slater said the donation of a book for Anzac Day had been going on for years.

"We donate to East every year because one of our members used to have a connection with the Special Education Program and I used to work here as the guidance officer," she said.

"This book is all about recycling and leftovers and suggests things for the kids to do at school and home."

Special Education Program teacher Maria Malone said the book meant they got to talk about the Anzac connection in class.

"When we read this beautiful book we will remember the soldiers who fought for Australia so every child in our lucky country can have an education," Mrs Malone said.

"It also allows the kids to interact with a lady from the QCWA and others from the community.

"They just love stories so it brings them such joy to have a new one to read."

The book donated was My Green Day by Melanie Walsh.


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